Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another Love Thought

I received an unexpected Valentine card from a friend that I haven't seen in 4 years. Years ago she lived near me, and then moved to another state.
In her card she wrote this and I've taken a lot out to just give you the thought,
"Even though there was ten years difference in our ages (she was older) it never seemed like it. You taught me so many things...and one of them was that days like Valentine's Day are not just for lovers, but are an opportunity for expressing love to the special people in our lives..."
Funny thing, I don't remember "teaching" her anything! I wasn't trying to "teach" her. We were just friends. But isn't that what love is anyway? Just treating the other person the way you would want them to treat you!
I want to do so much more for the people I love, but sometimes circumstances prevent elaborate gifts or other thoughtful remembrances. However, I can choose to be kind and forgiving. I can choose to try to see the other person through the circumstances in which they are living.
The Old Testament Psalm chapter 107 verses 15 and 16 says this, "Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron."
That's WAY more than a kiss and a bouquet of roses! Though I do not minimize in anyway the thrill those expressions of love may bring. However I will have to admit that I've not broken down bronze gates or cut through iron for anyone, though it might be fun to try!
I will never have enough love or kindness or caring, but I want too!
It is never too late!
Love, Rachel

9 comments:

Dori said...

I love that sometimes we can make an impact in peoples lives and not even know it. It helps me remember that what I do EVERY day needs to be filtered through Christ's love.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Rachel,
Happy Valentine's Day weekend.
Wonderful post! We can share God's love in so many other ways than just with a present. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Blessings & Hugs,
Sandi

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Rachel - I love your thoughts today!

Patti said...

Isn't it neat that we don't always know what gift we bestow on others...the ripple effect. Hope your Valentine's Day was "love"-ly!

~Patti

Esther said...

What a sweet challenge to share love with those we come in contact!

Happy Day-After-Valentine's-Day!

Love, Esther

Tara said...

Rachel

What a nice sentimental post for a sentimental day!

salmagundi said...

We just never know how far our influence reaches. We must be ever vigilant that our actions are God-worthy!!! Thanks for the great thought today. Sally

Sharon said...

Oh, that says so much about you Rachel. You are a very special lady!

xoxo Sharon

Pink Slippers said...

Very nice.
And your figurine is sweet.
Wendy